One of the many, many amazing things that came out of my all-time favorite TV show, Parks and Recreation, is Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating the amazing female friendships and relationships in your life. My best friends and I plan on having a Parks & Rec rewatch marathon tomorrow featuring all of the Galentine’s Day involved episodes!
If you’re looking for a bookish way to celebrate the holiday, look no further than the following books that celebrate sisterhood, female friendship, and feminism.
The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey – From starring a very bookish protagonist to its focus on family, there are SO many great things about The Library of Lost Things, but I especially loved the friendship between best friends Darcy and Marisol.
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart – Grace and Fury is one of my favorite YA dystopian series. The first book had me intrigued for its sisterhood premise, as sisters Nomi and Serina are separated for the first time in their lives, with Nomi unexpectedly becoming one of the King’s darling Graces and Serina sent to an island filled with female exiled prisoners.
The Last Summer of the Garret Girls by Jessica Spotswood – Books about sisters are among my favorite sub-genres in YA contemporaries, with Jessica Spotwood’s The Last Summer of the Garret Girls as no exception. This book following four sisters’ summer in their small town, which so happens to include their family-run bookstore, had such fantastic Gilmore Girls vibes.
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian – An all-time favorite YA contemporary of mine, Siobhan Vivian’s Stay Sweet celebrates female friendship and feminism. Amelia and her best friend, Cate, spend their summers working at a female-run and all-female employee ice cream shop. If the female power doesn’t have you intrigued, all the ice cream sure will (this is another self-reminder that I need to buy an ice cream maker ASAP!).
The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames –The Other’s Gold stole my heart in 2019 for its beautiful and addicting writing style, specifically for the way in which Elizabeth Ames unravels the secrets of four college best friends through their undergrad years and early adulthood.
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – Another YA feminist fantasy to get on your TBR ASAP, Kim Liggett’s The Grace Year is entirely worth the hype. This survival story is quite chilling and creepy at times, but its ending was so, so good!
Have you read any of the above books? What are some of your favorite books that celebrate sisterhood and female friendship? Share in the comments!